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TermDefinition
abrupt sudden, quickly
ambiguous unclear, vague
apathetic indifferent,uninterested, callous
authoritative definitive, influential
candid blunt, straight-forward, frank, direct
ceremonial formaility, ritual
clinical Detached, impersonal
colloquial informal, everyday
commonplace Ordinary, average
coolheaded Calm, collected
cultured experienced, advanced
detached apart, isolated
didactic moralizing, edifying
dramatic theatrical, emotional
esoteric mysterious, private
factual accurate, legitimate
formal ceremonial, stereotypical
incredulous Skeptical, suspicious
informative Instructional, explanatory
instructive Informative, explanatory
learned scholarly, knowledgeable
lyrical Expressive, emotional
matter-of-fact realistic, practical
objective Impartial, unbiased
official ceremonial, formal
placid Calm, mild
plain-speaking Bold, open
prosaic Ordinary, everyday
questioning interrogating, examining
reflective reminiscent, contemplative
reminiscent reflective
restrained Unemotional, dispassionate
scholarly intelligent, smart
shocked surprised, appalled
Spartan harsh, strict
tedious meticulous, boring
boisterous Rowdy, rambunctious
cheery happy, joyful
compassionate sympathetic, caring
complimentary flattering, favorable
confident Assured, poised
effusive gushy, extravagant
elated delighted, thrilled
enthusiastic positive, passionate
exuberant Excited, cheerful
exultant happy, joyful
fanciful
festive
flattering
genial
hopeful
jocular jolly, cheerful
lighthearted
loving
merry
mirthful
nostalgis
optimistic
passionate
proud
sanguine
sentimental
sympathetic
tickled
whimsical
wistful
admonitory
accusing
arrogant
bitter
condemnatory
disgusted
exacerbated aggravated, inflamed
exasperated angry, infuriated
furious angry, mad
incendiary Combustible, flammable
indignant Mad, angry
inflammatory Mad, angry
irate Mad, angry
irritated Mad, annoyed
livid Furious, angry
manipulative Scheming, cunning
offensive Insulting, hurtful
outrage Furious, mad, livid
pretentious Showy, arrogant
resentful
threatening
vexed
wrathful
anxious
apprehensive
ashamed
chagrined
concerned
depressed
despairing
disconcerted
disturbed
ferful
foreboding
gloomy
hopeless
humorless
melancholic
mournful
ominous sinister, haunting
resigned detached
sober calm, peaceful, pratical, clear-headed,
solemn staid, serious
somber cheerless, bleak,
staid humorless, solemn, serious
urgent critical, imperitive
amused entertained, intrigued, enchanted,
bantering joking, joshing, kidding
clever quick-witted, creative, keen
condescending stoop, patronize
contemptuous scornful, disdainful
critical essential, crucia(of greatest importance)l or fault-finding, judgmental(Expressing unfavorable judgment about things)
cynical negative, pessimistic
derisive ridiculing, mocking, ridiculous, absurd
disdainful contemptuous, scornful, disrespectful
eccentric bizarre, odd. unusual
facetious humorous, witty and also smart-alecky(for definition
flippant disrespectful, smart-alecky, indifferent
insolent contemptuous, disrespectful, brassy
irreverent sacrilegious, profane, blasphemous
Mock-serious
patronizing condescending, pretentious
playful light-hearted, spirited, lively
pompous arrogant, egotistical, self-important
sardonic scathing, biting, caustic,
satiric mocking, sardonic, biting, caustic
scathing sardonic, biting, caustic
scornful contemptuous, disdainful
taunting teasing, hassle, provoking
teasing annoying, aggravating, bothering, bugging
whmsical odd, curious , eccentric
witty clever, facetious,
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